Testimonial for Dara DeSoto ,CD(DONA), CLEC, Student Midwife

What a long overdue testimonial. First, Dara, thank you for being there from start to finish - all 64 hours.

To start, Dara met with me and my husband in person to establish a connection. We instantly agreed that we wanted to move forward with Dara as our doula. Once the contract was signed, we scheduled another in person visit to further go over our goals for childbirth, fears, hopes, expectations, etc. What a sense of calm she brought to this first time mama. Once labor began, Dara was there every step of the way by phone and until she arrived at the hospital arming us with information related to our circumstances to make our own decisions about the birth of our son. Once she arrived to the hospital, while I was in a great deal of pain at times, I still noticed and was surprised at how much she fit inside her bag! She got started immediately creating a calming environment, as I desired, with scents, lights, nutrition as I was able to take, bands and movement aids to assist my body in maneuvering. She's really got it down. The doctor and nurses commented that they enjoyed coming in my room because of the atmosphere. She was also really great in communicating with the hospital staff and providing encouragement to my husband and ways for him to help. As for me, she offered kind but firm suggestions on what was productive for my labor, and encouraged me to stay away from what was not. She offered advice on my condition and gave me honest answers in a nurturing, yet professional way. Once baby was finally born, Dara stayed at least an hour and made sure I was recovering well. She reminded me of what a warrior I was and how great I did. What an experience. As a first time mom, I would have probably ended up with a C section without Dara in my corner. Thank you!

-Jill Olday

July 17, 2018

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